Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CfPs: Census Data Dissemination Workshop, 23 January, at CSRD, JNU

Census Data Dissemination Workshop
23 January 2015
Venue: Centre for the Study of Regional Development School of Social Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Call for Papers
The Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India (ORGI), are jointly organizing a "Census Data Dissemination Workshop" on January 23, 2015 at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The purpose of the workshop is to encourage young research scholars and students to present papers using data released from the 2011 and 2001 censuses of India on the following themes:
1. Population Dynamics
2. Adolescents and Youth
3. Literacy Status
4. Work Status

The themes noted above are broad in nature and the papers can cover analysis of census data from the 2001 and 2011 censuses. The analysis may also cover data for rural-urban, SC/ST, other sub-groups and gender aspects. Each research paper should consist of at least 2500 words, excluding tables, graphs and maps. The research papers received will be evaluated by a panel of experts and the first authors of five shortlisted papers in each theme will be invited for presentation in the workshop. There will be three prizes for the best papers of the workshop.
First Prize : Rs. 50, 000
Second Prize : Rs. 40, 000
Third Prize : Rs. 30, 000

Terms and Conditions
1. The research papers should relate to the subject covered in any of the themes mentioned above.
2. Research scholars and students scoring the top five positions in each theme will be required to present their findings at the respective Technical Session.
3. The decision of the panel of experts will be final.
4. The prizes will be distributed at the end of all the Technical Sessions of the Census Data Dissemination Workshop.
5. The research papers submitted for award of prize and for presentation at the Census Data Dissemination Workshop will be the property of the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India, which will have the right to publish all the research papers in the form of a monograph for sale and also load these on the Census of India website without any financial consideration for the authors.

All the selected paper presenters will be given a memento by the ORGI. Travel Allowance and local hospitality will be provided for out-station presenters (the first author in case of joint papers).

The papers should be sent by e-mail to the address given below on or before December 31, 2014. A certificate from the educational/research institution on the status of the author should be attached. The decision on the selected papers will be communicated by January 10, 2015. The census data are downloadable from the website of Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner (

Contact: Dr. Dipendra Nath Das/Dr. Nandita Saikia, Census Workshop Coordinators, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences-III, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067. Phones: 011-26704463, 26704486, 26704576; e-mail:

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